By: Andy Weir
The book follows Mark Watney, a botanist and mechanical engineer left behind by the rest of his crew after they saw him impaled in a Martian sandstorm during their attempt to leave the planet. Watney survived his injuries and continues to come up with a series of genius and desperate attempts to survive long enough for NASA to rescue him, attempts that involve everything from farming potatoes using water made from rocket fuel to modifying a rover so he can recover a 1997 probe. After countless attempts to escape the Red Planet, and an amazing 18 months of surviving on the planet. Mark and his fellow astronauts form NASA come up with the one genius plan that they hope will get him home safe and sound. Does this plan work or will it end up like some of the other plans that have put a stop in getting Mark back to Earth.